Changing a Backup Exec media server to a central administration server

Article:HOWTO23414  |  Created: 2010-01-01  |  Updated: 2011-05-19  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO23414
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Changing a Backup Exec media server to a central administration server

You can change a stand-alone Backup Exec media server to a central administration server.

To change a Backup Exec media server to a central administration server

  1. On the media server that you want to be the central administration server, start Backup Exec.

  2. On the Tools menu, click Install Options and License Keys on this Media Server.

  3. On the Welcome screen, click Next.

  4. Check Local Install, and then click Next.

  5. Do one of the following:

    If you do not have license keys for Backup Exec and its options

    Do the following in the order listed:

    • Go to https://licensing.symantec.com to activate the product.

      After you activate the product, Symantec sends license keys to you. License keys are required to install Backup Exec and its options. You can access the Web site from any computer that has Internet access.

    • When you receive your license keys, go to step 6.

    If you have license keys for Backup Exec and its options

    Go to step 6.

  6. Select one of the following methods to enter license keys:.

    To enter license keys manually

    Do the following in the order listed:

    • Type a license key into the License Key field.

    • Click Add.

    • Repeat for each license key for each option or agent that you want to add.

    To import license keys from a file

    Do the following in the order listed:

    • Click Import from file.

    • Select the besernum.xml file.

    To install an evaluation version

    Leave the license key field blank.

    A license key is not required for a fully functional Trial version.

  7. Click Next.

    The license keys you entered are saved to the besernum.xml file, located in the Windows or WINNT directory.

  8. On the Backup Exec Features list, under Backup Exec Options, select Central Admin Server Option.

  9. Click Next.

  10. Enter a user name, password, and domain of an account that has local administrative privileges for the Backup Exec services to use.

  11. Click Next.

  12. Read the Backup Exec installation review, and then click Install.

  13. Click Finish.


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